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💃 The Show Must Go On 🎬

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The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY opens on Sunday March 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Javits Center and will run through Tuesday March 10, 2020.


Pecinka Ferri will be exhibiting our equipment at the following booths:

Live Cooking at 1729 in the TurboChef & and at 1833 in the Marsal Oven

Nick the happy pizza maker

Pizza Expo

A great new way to pinpoint locations:

Check out the location of the main entrance to our Culinary Center here:

We have established a new shared email box strictly for inbound estimating requests: & ask that you direct your RFQ’s there in the future, so that we may serve you better.

Star 100


🍴Foodie Quipper in 2020 part 1 📅

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Have a look at some of what’s in store for 2020.

Continental Warranty enhancement

Effective 3/1/20, all “N” models utilizing R-290 refrigerant will now have a 7-Year Compressor Warranty. The three-year parts & labor remain the same, only the compressor warranty changes to an additional four-years on R-290 models.


Wonder where Middleby is going in 2020?  Here’s a peek.

2020 Kitchen Innovations Award Recipient

New VEntless Induction

Star Manufacturing

Ventless Induction Down Draft 

This new 208V rangetop combines induction technology with the patented Wells Ventless System exhaust, creating a new solution for operators wanting prepare food in full view of customers without the constraints of typical, externally vented, air systems.

Key specs include four 1800W hobs, a center­mounted downdraft ventless exhaust that leaves a clear view of cooking, and a self-contained four­stage filtering system. 

Star Holdings Brands


💼 Work & Play 🎸

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Well, we’re back from the first industry event of the year, the MAFSI Conference.

Operator roundtables, a panel of allied association leaders, breakout training sessions, educational and motivational speakers and keynotes form the leaders of the two largest dealers in the country filled the days.

By night, there was more networking, and the last night was just plain fun.

Ed singing


Since 2001, Evo has built a full line of exceptionally energy-efficient gas and electric cooktops for both indoor and outdoor use. Evo commercial cooktops are used by foodservice professionals and top chefs as a versatile cooking platform to make meal preparation more theatrical and entertaining. Your guests will demand an encore!
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EVent Portfolio | Circular Portfolio

Middleby Price Increase


Click here to view the video featuring the NEW CADET UNDERCOUNTER!

Insinger Cadet
try it before you buy it

Check out the Bakers Pride state-of-the-art factory south-of-the-border

All work and no Play

👓20/20 in 2020👀

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20/20 vision in 2020.

Don’t you wish that you could see clearly what the coming year is bringing?  Business, politics, the environment, relationships, health, & well-being will all be impacted in this seminal year.

The new roaring 20’s begin in earnest this week; we look forward to helping you meet the challenges of the new decade.

Here’s a link to our current line offerings:
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Pitco’s first video of 2020:
Wings vs. Nuggets

2020 price adjustments:

Kitchen Brains 1/15/20 +5%

Star 1/1/20 +4%

ITI 2/1/20 +6% – Many order charges eliminated

Lakeside Geneva 12/1/19

Follett 2/1/20

Globe 1/1/20 GSM130, SP05, FS14, GSP30B

Uline 1/1/20Combi 1/1/20APW

Bakers Pride 1/1/20

Dispense-Rite 1/1/2020